Isles of Scilly
The Isles of Scilly lie just off the coast of Cornwall but seem like a world apart. The Islands are designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and every inch of the coastline is Heritage Coast.
What's on Offer
Places to Visit
ST MARY'S- megalithic village, coastal walks, beaches, ancient remains, wildlife walks, museum, bus tours, boat trips, fishing expeditions, pubs & restaurants, galleries & workshops.
The Isles of Scilly have many fascinating independent shops, galleries and workshops which can be seen and visited on each island.
Enjoy local seafood and island-reared beef, home-grown vegetables and farmhouse produce, not to mention the islands' own wine and beer. The five islands have completely different landscapes to shape the way each island produces food. You don't only know where your food has come from but you can point to the fisherman or farmer who provided it! With a range of hotels, pubs, beach side restaurants, cafes and farm stalls there's plenty of choice for everyone.
Recreation & Sport
Daily boat trips to each Island are available 7 days a week from each of the Islands. The trips can be direct or circular to explore the uninhabited off-islands and to see seals & wildlife. On St.Mary's you can play golf and tennis or enjoy watersports, cycling, fishing, horse riding, painting and glass making. On Tresco you can play tennis, watersports and cycling. On St.Martin's, tennis, bowls, bread-making, and snorkelling with seals. On Bryher you can play tennis, hire boats & kayaks. On St.Agnes, tennis. And on all the Islands you are welcome to join the inter-island cricket matches. The main summer sport is Gig boat racing and every Friday and Wednesday evening tripper boats are laid on to watch the races.
Total bed spaces: 2619
The passenger ferry - Scillonian III - leaves Penzance each day from late March to early November. St Mary's and Tresco are regular stop-off places for cruise liners.
Fixed wing connections are from Exeter, Newquay & Land's End. Flights operate 6 days a week throughout the year with flight times varying between 15 minutes from Land's End and 60 minutes from Exeter.